Center for Mental Health and Wellness

Providing comprehensive, integrative, holistic, & evidence-based in-person and telehealth outpatient mental health assessments and therapy, neurofeedback, equine assisted therapy, psychiatric and medical services, and nutritional and fitness services for children, teenagers, adults, college students, and families in San Diego, CA.

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Aspiring Families also offers telehealth services for evaluations, therapy, medications, educational support, and nutrition. Please contact us at 858-531-1122 or for an immediate consultation.

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Meet Dr. Azmaira Maker, Ph.D.

Aspiring Families is a premier mental health and wellness center in San Diego (Del Mar/Carmel Valley and Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Ranch) founded by Azmaira Maker, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with over twenty-five years of expertise. Dr. Maker completed her training at University of Michigan in the dual Child/Family and Adult programs, and a specialized fellowship at the University of Michigan Law School. Dr.Maker is the author of two multi-award winning books.

Call 858-531-1122 for a free 15-minute consultation.

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Areas of Focus

With over 20 years of experience, we specialize in depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, loss and grief, trauma, substance use, eating disorders, academic, behavioral, spectrum, and developmental difficulties, ADHD, divorce, adoption, chronic pain, and health issues.

We offer comprehensive state-of-the-art standardized diagnostic, spectrum, developmental, psychological, educational, and neuropsychological testing for children, adolescents, college students, and adults in San Diego.

In addition to in-person individualized sessions, we also offer telehealth services via secure video and phone calls for evaluations, diagnostic testing, individual, family, and group therapy, medical consultations, medications, labs, vocational and college counseling, academic support, nutritional counseling, and fitness services.

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In The News

Dr. Maker has served as an expert consultant, clinician, presenter, and author across the country. She has been featured in and contributed to multiple national organizations and media channels.

  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • Psychology Today
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CBS Radio
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Indie Book Award Winner

Aspiring Families Books, Resources, and Blog

Dr. Maker is the author of two multi-award winning books on divorce and death. Aspiring Families is dedicated to educate, support, and empower families to thrive. The resources we provide for the community focus on theory driven, clinically founded, and research based resources.


We recognize that your well-being and your family’s well-being is of the utmost importance and that you may need assistance sooner rather than later. Hence, we provide no waiting-lists and concierge level services to all our clients that includes:

  • Your calls are returned within 24 hours.
  • You can schedule an appointment within 1-2 weeks.
  • Referrals and follow-ups are made within the week.
  • Collaboration with pediatricians, schools, physicians, psychiatrists, and other professionals occurs within a week.
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